Top 8 Players of Grand Prix Prague 2019

Posted in Event Coverage on January 13, 2019

By Tobi Henke

After fifteen rounds, with 2,492 others eliminated, only eight players remained in the running for the fame and the fortune, the title and the trophy. Find out more about these people here!


Name: Yves Chabot

Age: 27

Occupation: Consultant

Hometown: Paris, France

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Grand Prix teammate of now MPL player Jean-Emmanuel Depraz.

What was the best card in your Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Blue-Black Control splash white. Best card was Death Denied. 8-1.

What was the best card in your first Booster Draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Groundskeeper. Red-green with two Seismic Assault and four Faithless Looting.

What was the best card in your second Booster Draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Green-White Auras with three Phalanx Leader. Best card was Gods Willing.


Name: Arne Huschenbeth

Age: 21

Occupation: Magic

Hometown: Berlin, Germany

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Five Grand Prix Top 8s. Beating Alex Kotlenko in an FNM Draft.

What was the best card in your Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Karn Liberated. Sultai. I went 9-0. I boarded into red-green a lot. Red-green didn't drop a game, probably should have played red-green.

What was the best card in your first Booster Draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Unburial Rites. White-Black Reanimator. 2-1.

What was the best card in your second Booster Draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Laboratory Maniac. Green-blue splashing red and white. 2-0-1.


Name: Rob de Haan

Age: 31

Occupation: Aftersales

Hometown: Zwolle, Netherlands

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Three Grand Prix Top 32s, Day 2 at Pro Tour San Diego, Nationals Top 8.

What was the best card in your Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Green-blue-black splash white. I won several games on Rise from the Tides with Temporal Manipulation.

What was the best card in your first Booster Draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Black-Red Trainwreck. Managed to 2-1 with Rogue's Passage.

What was the best card in your second Booster Draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Green-Blue Madness (thanks LSV). 3-0. Splashed Reanimate for the win.


Name: Stefano Vinci

Age: 26

Occupation: Student

Hometown: Turin, Italy

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Played two Pro Tours.

What was the best card in your Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

I had a solid black-green splashing white and blue. Best card: Shriekmaw.

What was the best card in your first Booster Draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Black-Red Madness, three Fiery Temper, 3-0.

What was the best card in your second Booster Draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Red-White Aggro, three Warleader's Helix, 2-1.


Name: Anton Morgenstern

Age: 27

Occupation: Poker

Hometown: Berlin, Germany

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Team captain Malta 2018.

What was the best card in your Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Tasigur, the Golden Fang and Beckon Apparition. Blue-black. 8-1.

What was the best card in your first Booster Draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Sovereigns of Lost Alara. Bant. 2-1.

What was the best card in your second Booster Draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

White-blue. 3-0. Miraculous Recovery.


Name: Pascal Vieren

Age: 30

Occupation: Product owner

Hometown: Ghent, Belgium

Previous Magic accomplishments:

One Pro Tour Top 8, three Grand Prix Top 8s, World Magic Cup finalist, Platinum pro.

What was the best card in your Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

9-0 (including byes). White-blue. Phalanx Leader.

What was the best card in your first Booster Draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

3-0. Red-green splashing white and black. Spider Spawning.

What was the best card in your second Booster Draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

1-1-1. Blue-black. Shriekmaw.


Name: Alexander Rosdahl

Age: 22

Occupation: None

Hometown: Helsingborg, Sweden

Previous Magic accomplishments:

11-4 at Grand Prix Lyon with Traverse Shadow.

What was the best card in your Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Black-green splashing for Unburial Rites. I went 9-0 and my best card was Eldrazi Conscription.

What was the best card in your first Booster Draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Unburial Rites, Esper Reanimator, and 2-1.

What was the best card in your second Booster Draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Unburial Rites, Esper Reanimator, and 2-1.


Name: Marcus Angelin

Age: 37

Occupation: Scientist

Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Second at Team Worlds 1997. Top 8 at Grand Prix Gothenburg 2002.

What was the best card in your Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

8-1, blue-black splash white, Æthersnipe.

What was the best card in your first Booster Draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

2-1, red-green, Hooting Mandrills.

What was the best card in your second Booster Draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

3-0, red-green, Wild Mongrel.

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